On Thursday, just two days after winning Big Brother 11 and
going straight back into the BB house, Josie decided not to
continue competing in Ultimate Big Brother and dramatically
through a fire exit door.
Chatting to Davina just prior to John McCririck's eviction
last night, when asked if she thought she'd made the right
decision, the Blonde Bristolian answered: "Oh definitely,
I just felt so trapped; I felt so claustrophobic".
This re-iterated something she'd already said on BBLB, which
was that she felt the walls were coming-in on her, and so
had to get out.
In hindsight, it would have been a much more sensible idea
if the producers had put Josie into the House last
on UBB Launch night, after all the other Ultimate Big Brother
housemates had gone in.
Then, she could have spent a good 30-minutes (chaperoned)
with John James and her family, who would probably have reassured
her and given her enough of a boost to last another two weeks
in the game.
Anyway, at the end of the interview, when Davina asked: "So,
is it love? (between you and John)," Josie replied: "I
think so, yeah". When John was evicted, however, he was
totally dismissive of the tabloid talk about the pair getting
hitched, telling BBLB Host George Lamb: "I don't know
where that came from," rather than saying positively
'We shall see'.
This has left fans thinking that John still isn't as-interested
as Josie is, and John's attitude to the whole relationship
thing is about as far away as you can get from Hollywood actor
Tom Cruise, who famously jumped up-and-down on a sofa during
a chat show appearance to demonstrate his feelings for his
During the early stages of Big Brother 11, many fans thought
that hunky John could do a lot better for himself than Josie.
However, we're now beginning to wonder whether it's the other
way around quite frankly.
Not that he intends to, perhaps, but is John James only doing
it for financial and ego reasons, and more to the point, could
Josie do better for herself?
Frankly, the last thing we want to see is Chantelle and Preston
all over again. After meeting during Celebrity Big Brother
5, the pair got swept along with all the media attention,
enough to get married soon afterwards.
However, although they didn't contrive to get together for
financial reasons, ultimately they weren't both in
love, so their relationship was doomed.